Federal Indian Law
Josh represents Native American tribes, wholly owned tribal entities and individual tribal members in matters arising from land-rights claims, contract disputes and taxation disputes. He has experience helping tribes take land into trust and advising clients on matters involving sovereign immunity, jurisdiction, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
Josh partners with construction stakeholders to resolve complex disputes, emphasizing cost-effective, minimally disruptive solutions tailored to individual needs. Josh has particular experience in disputes involving the design and construction of large-scale renewable energy plants. He has litigated many cases involving the following:
- Construction schedule disputes
- Construction defects
- Change-order disputes
- Contractor or owner defaults
- Mechanic’s lien claims
Josh navigates commercial and corporate cases from the start of a dispute through the final appeal in state and federal court, as well as in arbitration. Josh handles issues related to:
- Breach of contract
- Breach of fiduciary duties
- Other economic torts
- Corporate trusts
Before joining the firm, Josh served as a judicial law clerk in the Minnesota Court of Appeals. During law school, Josh was a certified student attorney in the Menominee Public Defender Indian Law Clinic in Keshena, Wisconsin, and worked as a law clerk with an Indian law boutique firm. Josh also successfully briefed and argued cases before the Menominee Supreme Court and Minnesota Court of Appeals, won a jury trial in Menominee Tribal Court, was the National Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) Moot Court National Champion in 2014 and 2015, and won best brief in the NALSA Moot Court competition in 2015.
Having grown up in Minnesota, Josh spends a fair amount of time attending hockey games in the Twin Cities area.